2020 Children’s Program

Check back soon for information about the great children’s programs we have planned for the 2020 Millbrook Literary Festival!

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Della Ferreri is a local children’s writer and teacher. This past year, Della has four newImage result for god blesses me children’s books: Precious Baby, Beep! Beep! Special Delivery, Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle, and most recently, God Blesses Me, a sweetly-illustrated lift-the-flap board book. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines such as Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, Ladybug and Babybug. As a co-founder of CWHV – Children’s Writers of the Hudson Valley – she helps organize local writing conferences. Besides writing and teaching, Della enjoys reading, movies, traveling, leisurely walks and cheering for her family at running races and baseball games.

Susanna Leonard Hill - Susanna Leonard Hill.jpgSusanna Leonard Hill is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship, and the award-winning author of over 20 more books for children, including Puxsutawney Phyllis, Can’t Sleep Without Sheep and the popular When Your Lion Needs a Bath series. She does frequent school and library visits. Her books have been translated into French, Dutch, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Susanna lives in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley with her children and rescue dog. She loves chocolate, animals, and being outdoors.

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Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of many books for children, including the award-48143716. sx318 winning I Wanna series — I Wanna Iguana, I Wanna New Room, and I Wanna Go Home. Her more recent books include Some Days, Goodnight, Little Bot, and Miles of Smiles. Dudley’s Day At Home is her 12th picture book. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family and enjoys visiting schools and libraries.



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Iza Trapani was born in Poland and moved to the US at age seven. Her relatives gave her a large Mother Goose Treasury, and she began learning English through those rhymes. Little did she know that someday her dream would come true and she would become a children’s book author and illustrator. Iza’s best selling nursery rhyme extensions, including The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Shoo Fly and Row, Row Row Your Boat are widely used in schools and libraries across the U.S. and abroad. Vole and Troll is Iza’s latest release.

Tania Guarino is an award-FullSizeRender ME - Tania Guarino(1).jpgwinning children’s author. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley where her summer veggie garden has proven to be the perfect place for lots of woodland critter parties! When not writing fun stories for kids she can be found outdoors on nature walks, gardening, riding her bike, or on the family boat soaking up the sun and catching fish! Tania is a contributor to Highlights High Five Magazine. Garden Party A Counting Adventure Book is her second picture book.